5. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
The moment everyone has been waiting for, De’Aaron Fox. The All-NBA guard has cemented himself as a top point guard in the league after putting up consistently good numbers the past few years, and it has finally resulted in wins for the Kings. He averaged 25.0 points, 6.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game while leading the Kings to 48 wins, their most in 18 years. The 25-year-old guard will continue to jump up this list, as he was barely in the top 10 before this season.
4. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has emerged as a premier talent in the NBA this season. The 24-year-old guard received All-NBA first-team honors after averaging 31.4 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds. While Oklahoma City failed to make the playoffs after losing in the play-in tournament, that should not take away from SGA’s elite season. Gilgeous-Alexander shot 51% from the field, scoring at a high rate. SGA took the league by storm, and once Oklahoma City starts winning more games, he may end up being top 2 on this list for years to come.
3. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
The NBA 75th Anniversary Team member Damian Lillard continues to improve every year. In his 11th NBA season, Lillard averaged 32.2 points and 7.3 assists per game, highlighted by a 71-point performance. Lillard received All-NBA honors for the 7th time in his career this season, as he continues to be one of the top guards in the league. Lillard has not seen much postseason success but stays loyal to Portland rather than join other stars for a chance to win. If Lillard had more success in the playoffs, he could be number two on this list, but regardless, he is an elite player in the NBA.
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
The Slovenian guard and former EuroLeague MVP, Luka Doncic, has emerged as an NBA star since he entered the league. Doncic received All-NBA first-team honors this season, averaging 32.4 points, 8.0 assists, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. Like SGA and Lillard, Luka also missed the playoffs this season, but he has proven he is one of the best in the NBA. Doncic has been in the league for five seasons and is a four-time All-Star and All-NBA. Luka Doncic has the potential to go down as one of the best point guards of all time.
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Finally, the clear best point guard in the NBA is Stephen Curry. The top 10 player of all time continues to impress even in his 14th season. The two-time MVP and four-time NBA champion averaged 29.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game. Coming off a championship and his first NBA Finals MVP last season, Curry and the Warriors had a down year, but Steph remains the top point guard in the NBA.